For Immediate Release: Dec. 8, 2021
Media Contact: Renee Bade, email@example.com
Gov. Brad Little appointed four new commissioners to Serve Idaho, the Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism. The new commissioners include Kevin Bailey and Amy Little, both of Boise, Alina Rahim of Pocatello and Jordan Woods of Meridian.
The four join 14 governor-appointed commissioners whose mission is “To inspire and recognize volunteers and empower communities through service and AmeriCorps to solve Idaho’s unmet needs.”
“Our commissioners bring a wealth of knowledge and energy to the commission as well as first-hand knowledge of the benefits and rewards of service in our communities,” said Renee Bade, program manager for Serve Idaho.
Bailey was appointed as an ex-officio commissioner and is the President and CEO of the Idaho Nonprofit Center where he has overseen the organization since July 2021. He previously served as the CEO of the United Way of southeastern Idaho and has more than 10 years of nonprofit experience, including working in international development, higher education and community-based nonprofit work. Prior to moving to Idaho, Bailey served as the director of Federal Upward Bound projects for Nebraska Methodist College, the family strengthening coordinator for Catholic Charities of Omaha and worked as a teacher in both Virginia and Chile.
Little previously served as an ex-officio commissioner for Serve Idaho and was appointed as a voting member of the commission. Throughout her more than 25-year career she has served the nonprofit business and education sectors in a variety of roles. She currently works for MoFi as a business consulting manager. Little previously served as the president and CEO of the Idaho Nonprofit Center and the director of education impact for Treasure Valley Education Partnership. She also has experience working in education as a college and career practitioner. Her volunteer experience includes founding and volunteering for the Cause + Event Race Series, serving as vice president of Holy Trinity PTO and serving on the board and volunteering for Idaho Special Olympics.
Rahim was appointed to fill a youth commissioner position. The 18-year-old is a senior in high school attending Stanford University’s Online High School. She was recognized in 2020 as the Governor Cecil D. Andrus Volunteer of the Year for eastern Idaho for her work in starting the Youth Activism Society, an international youth-led initiative stressing political activism and local volunteerism. Outside of her school and volunteerism Rahim hosts multiple podcasts, is a consultant and Generation Z spokesperson and serves as a research intern with Mount Sinai Hospital.
Woods also was appointed to fill a youth commissioner position. The 20-year-old is a senior at Northwest Nazarene University where she will graduate with a degree in accounting and management in the spring of 2022. She will start work as an audit intern with KPMG in Boise in January. In 2020 she was nominated as an Idaho’s Brightest Star award for her volunteer work with St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center. When she is not working, going to school or volunteering, she is a cross country and track student athlete receiving the Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) Academic All-Conference recognition.
To learn more about Serve Idaho and volunteering, visit the Serve Idaho Facebook page or ServeIdaho.gov.
Serve Idaho, a division of the Idaho Department of Labor, encourages voluntary public service and volunteerism throughout the state. The Serve Idaho Commission is funded in part by AmeriCorps and the Idaho Department of Labor.
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